How to get your child's Facebook password


If you are already aware of the dangers of Facebook, Myspace, chatrooms, etc, and suspect that your child may be endangering him or herself, it might be a parental necessity for you to monitor your child's activity on Facebook, Myspace or other websites to ensure their safety. If you own the computer that your child uses to access the internet, it may not only be fully legal to access or monitor their Facebook, Myspace or email accounts, but in some cases it may be your duty to do so.

How to find your child's passwords

Unfortunately there is no magic code or hack to obtain passwords for Facebook, email, Myspace, chat-rooms or other systems. Most of these systems are very secure and are difficult if not nearly impossible to 'crack'. You can however capture or record their password as they use it on each system by installing password capturing software, otherwise known as child safety monitoring software. These programs are inexpensive and can be easily downloaded directly from the internet and installed on your computer in minutes.

Find the passwords and have full access

By using one of the password finder or child surveillance programs available for download on the internet, you can see who your child is chatting with or sending email to and help ensure their safety.  These keylogger type programs will record and log everything typed on your computer (such as passwords, chat-room chats, emails) and allow you to review it later.  Most of these keylogger or parental monitoring programs are inexpensive, they often have a free-trials and they can be easily downloaded and installed in minutes.  The better keylogger programs work well because once installed they are virtually undetectable - No other users of the computer will know it's there, and YOU are the only person that can access it.  Prices will range from free to $99, but we recommend staying away from the free programs as they may not be trustworthy and may have little or no support. 

 

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Get off your soap boxes... (not verified)
Get your child's Facebook password
To each their own.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Jeez you people really don't give kids enough credit.. I don't know what kind of decisions you made in your lives but kids (even teenagers) DO have common sense -.-

I would honestly never ask for my child's password unless I had legitimate reason to be worried or thought they were somehow unable to comprehend why we don't share information with strangers. Kids nowadays grew up on the computer (whether you like it or not it's reality and a major part of even elementary school curriculums). Therefore, it's a lot different now.. Just because it's such a big deal to parents to kids it's common sense.. If this isn't common sense to at least a 10 year old kid (let aloneee a 16 year old!!) then I do not knowk what you've taught them. No offense to anyone But I Just don't understand why you have no faith in you're child understanding something that in this age is so simple as your taught it fr the time you can talk. From someone who is an adult now but used FaceBook from probably 15 yrs old.

I can assure all the others out there commenting that most teens are smarter than that.. My parents never asked for my Facebook password because they know
I was an averagely smart kid who could handle their own "safety" on the internet. I'm not saying the internet isn't dangerous, however I am saying that if you taught your kid basic safety about strangers etc and haven't completely sheltered them from the realities of the world (INCLUDING people pretending to be someone they're not) then I would personally trust my 15 year old self as well as my friends at the time to be on facebook unsupervised as long as you helped them chooseappropriate security settings initially...
Anyways that's just my opinion but really this is something each family has to decide on their own

cscrapper (not verified)
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trust a teens judgement thats a joke i was 15 once and my mother had to go to the morgue to identify a body which thank God wasn't mine but it sure the hell could of been and this was be fore internet which is alot larger spectrum of kids to find danger unknowingly. you still have to watch kids in public to prevent abduction so why not o the internet.i've taught everyone of my kids self defense if someone trys to abduct them but how is that going to help them as well if they meet a stranger online and r fooled into trusting them to go to a place without people around and end up in a shipping container to be sold int sex slavery which is more profitable than the drug trade!!!!! dont fool urself their are more predators online than any where! hell a grown young lady got grabbed right outside of a major shopping center quit fooling urself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Teenage girl (not verified)
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I just found this webpage up on my profile of our shared computer, and I figure she was tying to download this service. What hurts me is that I don't even own any social media account other than my email, and she's never even asked me what I do when I'm online. I can't believe she'd do this behind my back. I'm very upset. I don't care what anyone's parent thinks is right. At least talk to your child before doing something like this. It's very mean.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Sorry guys, a GOOD parent doesn't HAVE to check their kids social networking, but a good parent SHOULD check it! The fact that there are so many people attacking a parent on this site for doing what's right is, well, just plain stupid! How many kids, good kids, have been hurt, threatened, or even killed because they were so trusted to do the right thing? Kids are going to be kids. Meaning, whatever, they, OR they're friends find cool. How many of you, dated people older than yourselves, lied to your parents, and just did things you'd today, think are dangerous, or wouldn't want YOUR kids doing? At some point, we have to stop being friends, and go back to being parents. Don't be the one asking, "Where did I go wrong?" Monitor your kids.

You can trust them. You don't have to trust their friends, or any other kook they meet on Facebook, Instagram, or any other site.

My 2 cents.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Hahahahhahahaahaaa Omgg are you serious? You put "dated someone older" on that list? Grow up. There's 20 year old women dating like 50 year old men and you expect a teenage girl (say like 17) to be forced by descrimination against age to date the much less mature 17 year old guys..

Personally most people I know ENCOURAGE their like 17 ish year old girls to go a couple years older.. 17 year old boys generally being imexperienced and not taking relationships seriously. They are more a threat due to their carelessness or just wanting to be like all their friends and lose their virginity.. At least by like 20 you can have the assurance that whatever happens the guy at least should know what he's doing and not cause any unexpectancies as well as the fact he'smore ready to settle down and less likely to just be using your teen.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Yes, I'm very serious. You think a 17 year old and a 20 year old are at the same level mentally? Maybe you're not from the same country I'm from but, in MY country, it's ILLEGAL to date someone 20 if you're 17. Odd the people you "personally know" engourage their 17is, (which is still 17) year old to date someone a couple hears older. You'd be OK with your 17 year old going to adult parties, being put in adult situations, and having to make adult decisions? Or, in your words, just hanging out with someone looking for a more serious relationship? Is your 17 old going to take his or her significant other to college with them? Or just stay at home and have babies because they're now in a serious relationship?

I think it's you who needs a little growing up.

Also, in what way is a 17 year old being "discriminated against" by dating someone her or his own age? Who exactly is that a disadvantage?

You're last sentence where you claim someone, no sorry, a "guy" "At least by like 20 you can have the assurance that whatever happens the guy at least should know what he's doing and not cause any unexpectancies as well as the fact he'smore ready to settle down and less likely to just be using your teen" is complete hogwash! How many 20 year old "settled down" guys have YOU met in your life? Isn't 20 the college age? The age you're trying to find yourself? You could do that with a "serious" girlfriend at home??

The 20 year old dating the 50 year old proves my point. An immature 20 year old looking to cash in on a 50 year old looking for a toy.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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My daughter went from A's to F's after getting addicted to facebook. Lika drug. Seriously - no connection to real world just like drugs.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Stay out of your children's business, plain as that. It'll only make them hate you for getting into their business. It's truly not your business unless it comes to safety concerns, but you should see those problems in person and not over their social networks. I'd beat the living hell out of anyone, including my parents if they tried getting into my shit.

No one truly feels sorry for children who get harmed because of their parents stupidity. They just want to beat the shit out of the parents who got their kid to that point.

Stay out of business that isn't yours. End of story.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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This is one of the dumbest and uninformed responses on here so far. Kids have NO privacy until they are self sufficient. You want "your own business" then move then get a job, move the hell out and do what you want. Until then you will do as you are told and your "privacy" is a gift given to you like everything else in your life thus far.

Get a grip.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Exactly!
I See Stupid People (not verified)
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Anonymous Visitor wrote:

I'd beat the living hell out of anyone, including my parents if they tried getting into my shit.

They just want to beat the shit out of the parents who got their kid to that point.

yes, we can tell what a stellar job your parents did..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Just so all you parents and kids know I wish I would've gotten my child's password.....they r now dead. So before any child on here says its not their parents business....think twice. It is! I brought my child in this life and watched her go in a horrible way. I too trusted her.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
How to get my Facebook back.
Can you please help me to get my Facebook back?Someone hack it & change my email,password & even mt Security question. Please help me );
Chels (not verified)
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okay seriously, im 19 years old and my mum never asked for my facebook password or my e-mail password when i was younger cause i wasnt a stupid kid. if your child is stupid enough to add people on facebook that they don't know then who is at fault?? thats right the parent cause weather you like it or not you raised your child so your childs actions reflect your paretning unless your a shit parent and the child decides to be good which is rare. so for all the shit parents who apparently cant raise their children proprely go aheaad and check their facebook cause they are more than likely doing something bad. for all the parents that actually raised their kids right yeah thumbs up bet your kids will go far... seriously parents who want to control their children discust me and i think you should of had parenting classes or something.... oh and teacher from the first page about how if you didnt hack their facebook then you wouldnt have found out about their suicide plans... well if parents watched out and raised their kids properly and if teachers payed attention then their plans wouldnt have gotten so far..... im not trying to b one of those kids who blame parents for everything but you give us our foundations and you are our role modles so if you dont like who we grow up to be then why did you help us become that???

and seriously for the smothering parents back off before you cause MAJOR damage
and neglectful parents atleast tell ya kids that ya love them and give them a hug

now those two tips ^^^^^^^^^ can save lives

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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You obviously think you know everything. Your just a kid yourself. 19 and have no clue. Wait til you have a child of your own. I'm sure you'll do everything in your power to raise him/her to be a respectful, educated, productive member of society. But the truth is, no matter how much you sugar coat it, a teenager is going to test the water. You hope and pray your child is going to make all the right decisions. Well I have news for you and the dream world you live in, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO. With the flooding of internet preditors and easy access to dangerous websites the temptation is too much to bare. Kids are niave and it takes a responsible parent to ensure their safety. As technology advances, our parenting techniques must adapt. I'm not saying you need to be in the kids back pocket everywhere they go. But it is a parents job to ensure the childs safety and guide them along to make to right choices as an adult. Good luck to you and your future as a parent. Only them you'll be wise enough to know where the parents of today who care about their children are coming from.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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"You obviously think you know everything."
Implying someone who disagrees with you automatically thinks themselves your superior? Trust me, you don't know everything either - no one does.

"Your just a kid yourself, you have no clue."
Well, no, they're legally an adult. That's just your opinion, and it implies that life experience is actually worth something. No, you could be thousand years old - that doesn't stop you from being a moron, nor does it make you a genius.

"Wait til you have a child of your own."
And even if they did, you'd just say they're a terrible parent. So far, you haven't offered any actual counter argument, nothing more than sheer insults and constructions to imply your superiority.

"I'm sure you'll do everything in your power to raise him/her to be a respectful, educated, productive member of society."
This is true, however an educated and productive member of society knows how to think for themselves, and that's a skill that can't be taught by restricting them from the world, especially the online one. Additionally, respect is a pointless and contrived value - someone who can think critically will know when to stay behind the line, and when to cross it.

"But the truth is, no matter how much you sugar coat it, a teenager is going to test the water."
Probably, and they'll be all the better for it. How does preventing them from testing the water help? They'll keep that curiosity bottled up for years, only to explode in a string of rebellious indulgences to satisfy it once they're outside of your control.

"You hope and pray your child is going to make all the right decisions."
No, I make sure they're educated enough to weigh pros and cons and make an informed decision. If they make the wrong one, I expect the consequences should soon reprimand them.

"Well I have news for you and dream world you live in, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO."
No, because they're human beings, just like you. Children aren't animals, we're not supposed to prevent them from exploring by fencing them out from life. They have to experience it sooner or later, and sooner the better. Don't you want your children to enter society with knowledge, motivation and direction, rather than heading into the unknown without you to hold their hand?

"With the flooding of internet preditors and easy access to dangerous websites the temptation is too much to bare."
"Flooding" would appear to be a bit of an overstatement. Your facebook friends list isn't filled with sexual deviants and credit thieves. Besides, children have a far, far better understanding of technology than we do, right off the bat. Chances are they'll be helping you manage YOUR facebook settings. Besides, dangerous websites, like what? Viruses can come from anywhere, from places even you wouldn't suspect, and you really are stupid if you aren't prepared for them with some sort of antivirus program. They're not about to give away your bank details, either. Anyway, I thought this was about facebook?

"Kids are naïve and it takes a responsible parent to ensure their safety."
Kids are naïve because we raise them to be. You want them to be safe? Raise them to be safe, raise them to think for themselves.

"As technology advances, parenting techniques must adapt."
No, parenting techniques need a complete overhaul. Parenting needs to embrace technology and embrace the real world. It's high time we stopped with the fairy tales, and educated kids properly, rather than dancing around large aspects of life until we feel they're "ready", which, let's be honest - no parent really wants to admit their child is growing up.

"I'm not saying you need to be in the kids back pocket wherever they go. But it is a parents job to ensure the childs safety and guide them along to make to right choices as an adult."
Well, you pretty much are. To have access to their facebook is to eavesdrop on every conversation, their friends' conversations - how alienating it must be to have eyes on you, having access to every inner thought. Guiding? Safety? You're teaching them to live in far, to live as if constantly watched. No wonder society is so concerned with appearances - we're constantly being judged, even by the people we should trust most. Making the right choices requires information and critical thinking, and they can't make the right decisions in future if you're making them for them now.

You seem to have the right goals in mind, but you have the complete wrong idea on how to achieve them. Children are far, far wiser than we give them credit - it's time we as parents embraced that. They have the power to be very, very perceptive - rather than quashing that with fairy tales and skewed descriptions of the world, delusions in order to satisfy the nagging voice in our head that says they're "too young!", we need to expand that perceptiveness, encourage it. The worst way of going about that is doing their thinking for them.

When I was young, I had a friend whose mother was a tyrant, much like yourself. Strict time limits on EVERYTHING - television, phone, going outside. He had to plan his days in order to put in his daily quota of "fun". And what did he do? Disobeyed her. Wherever possible, he was the definition of a rebel. On the other hand, I had another friend. His parents were reasonably relaxed, I'd only ever heard they were disappointed when he had a particularly bad report card. He later finished university with an engineering degree. Was the first friend a "bad egg", doomed to fail? No, he was in fact very idealistic, and a great friend. He merely saw how illogical his mother was being. Perhaps you should do the same, and see how illogical you're being too.

I only hope the parents of next generation change their ways, otherwise I expect our grandchildren will be more docile and brainless than ever.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Chels I am very surprised that no one has commented on your personal opinion on the matter. First things first if your not a parent I highly recommend you not saying nothing on parenting ethics, cause apparently your parents didn't raise you right considering you DON'T know how to SPELL. Secondly I got to give you this much,that you was brave enough to actually say what was on your mind. But lets be honest here Chels it's not all about the parents ,me as a father of five and three grandchildren we all try our very best to keep our loved one's out of harms way wether rich or poor, good or bad ,,we ass parents protect our love one's and the one's a blame here are not the parents. If there any parents out there who is reading this then they will understand what I am about to write. We all were once long time ago young one's as well and PEER PRESSURE from other influences play a big role here and my personal opinion is what causes all this disruption with our children. This is all I have to say on this matter as for the other things I agree with you 100%. take care Chels and good luck with your future kids ...
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Please proofread your own message if you would like to tear someone else down for spelling. I, myself, am fully on board with the way Chelsea thinks. Facebook is not a toy, it is a social network. It used to be 18+, even (realistically unenforceable, but still). The fact of the matter is that if your child, is still a child, and you don't trust them enough to handle themselves online (that's what it boils down to. let's be honest. It's not a matter of distrusting others, you have no faith in your child if you need to resort to spying on them.), then you shouldn't allow them unsupervised internet access. What you argue not only takes the blame off of yourself, but off of your own child as well. Peer pressure is not an reason to do something you know is wrong; it's an excuse. If your child's friends are pressuring them into doing something against their will, then your child needs to make friends that don't try to manipulate and use them. Your child chose their friends. Peer pressure is the story you sell your parents when you get caught. If you really think you did a good job raising your kid, trust them to make the right decisions and choices. Overbearing parents are the ones who have rebellious children. And, in college, all those sheltered children, they're the ones who go wild and crazy and end up binge drinking until blackouts, or with a drug addiction. Love is, and always will be, a trusting relationship. Control is not love. Don't control your child, love your child. Let them make their mistakes and their bad decisions, and pick them up when they fall down.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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OH WOW. Did I seriously just read an argument between a seemingly 'wise' adult and teenager over a social networking site?
In this situation I'm not too sure who's more immature, the adult trying to defend his opinion and act 'cool'or 'smart' by telling off a teenager, or the teenager speaking something straight from their mind without doing even the slightest amount of research before going out and saying that there is a law against a parent getting their own child's facebook password.

Now before I go on, having your child's password isn't really necessary to know what they are doing. You simply just need to ask your child if you can view their profile and see what they do on it, or let them show you how to navigate on it. Having the password won't do you any good because as easily as you got it, is as easily as they can change it.

If you are that much of a pathetic parent that you feel the need to constantly stalk your children's social networking experiences, then why allow them to use such sites in the first place? It's pretty simple, if you don't want them to have it an enjoy talking to their friends and sharing photos with each other without you being able to know absolutely everything that your child does, then just don't let them get it.

Although I must admit things aren't that easy because although you may think they don't have a facebook, they could have made a secret account and simply just deleted the history on their computer without you even having a clue.

Smile

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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everyboday just ask them for the code tew it
That's me the beautiful blonde viking Lexy (not verified)
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U know that IS sad. I'm only 11 and I've got a smartphone and I
Love my parents and they tell me they trust me cause I'm good online and
I gave them my email password and my 15 year old sister gave my
Mom her facebook password. It is parent's responsibility to keep an eye on their
Kids and you should tell your daughter that if she keeps mouthing off at you, ur
I mean you should yell close your mouth and threaten military school
The End!!!

-Cute Blonde Future Popstar:-D

Ps. Animestrinity, your so pretty:-)

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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i need to get into my daughters facebook she is only 11 i need to delete it asap
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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that is so pathetic shes 11 its normal for kids to have facebook put down your bull-pucky-rooney-toot-tooty paper and actually do some research on the pros as well as cons to facebook i thin kyou need to grow up more than she does tbh xx
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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yer daughters name starts with an L?
ThisisLudicrous (not verified)
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Really guys, this is just pathetic... your children deserve the right to have private conversations with their friends. Would you have gotten annoyed if your parents had listened in on the second phone( your generation's answer to this ridiculous thread). Just talk to them like proper parents should... JEESUS CHRISTT PEOPLE, NOT THAT DIFFICULT!!!
K.C (not verified)
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I am a sixteen year old girl and I have no problem with my parents having my password and if you do, maybe you have some things on there that you dont want your parents to see :0 . It wasnt a big thing, I have nothing to hide abt my FaceBook,my mom wanted to look up a friend and she dosnt have a FaceBook so I told her to just use mine-gave her the password no problem-she hasnt invaded my privacy Once. and I let her use it whenever.you see our relationship is built on trust and respect to name a couple and I for one think it's sad that the relationship of parents and teenagers has come to what it is. try to build a strong relationship with your child, dont grow apart:)
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Wow your not a normal teenager xD
K.C (not verified)
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hahaI know Laughing out loud
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If you have to spy on every little thing your child dose then obviously you didn't raise them to be a smart, young adult that can think on their own. During the teenage years you need to slowly start giving them more and more freedom. Making your teenager give you passwords to social networks and things of that nature will eventually make them angry and start to do much worse things (I have heard of many stories of over protective parents causing their children to start doing drugs, stealing, and even suicide). Now with the whole "oh they are going to talk to a 60 year old man and get rapped" you need to explain to add people you only know in real life and it's comman sense not to meet up with a stranger. I honestly think some of you are over reacting just a tad on this subject. Just by the way you don't need a Facebook password to see what they are doing, just go to their wall. If your child blocks you on Facebook then they most likely feel untrusted and feel your being a little too nosey. Give your teens more freedom and if you feel they can't be trusted on the Internet, just sit and talk to them. The more you invade their privacy the more they will shut you out. Don't push them away.

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